What is cellulite and how do you eliminate it?

Often likened to cottage cheese, cellulite refers to the deposits of dimpled fat commonly found on the thighs, hips, butt, and/or stomach. Although it’s medically harmless, many find it affects their self-image and their confidence.

There are only a few ways to eliminate the appearance of cellulite, but not all of them are as effective as others. Dieting, exercise, and staying hydrated can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, but it doesn’t work for everyone, and it doesn’t really get to the root of the problem.

Genetics and aging play a large factor in the appearance of cellulite, as it is specifically caused by the way the fibrous strings of fat in certain body parts connect themselves to muscle tissue, and that is something that can’t be changed through diet and exercise alone.

Let’s take a look at a few effective cellulite treatment options that we offer at the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is a surgical treatment to help remove cellulite. The surgery involves tightening the skin on your thighs to provide a smoother and toned appearance. By tightening the skin and removing excess skin, your surgeon can also address cellulite as well. Combining a thigh lift with liposuction or including it in a mommy makeover or body lift can also further improve the appearance of your body.

VShape Ultra

VShape Ultra is also a great treatment option to address cellulite. The nonsurgical, noninvasive radiofrequency and ultrasound treatment applies heated energy to the face and body. Because the energy can reach into the deepest layers of tissue, it can target the fat deposits underneath the skin that lead to cellulite. The treatment triggers collagen and elastin production to give you smoother, firmer, and tighter skin.

Schedule A Consultation

Have you been struggling with cellulite and are tired of it affecting your confidence? Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown at the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme can help you feel more at home in your body again. To learn more, schedule a consultation at our Baltimore, MD office today! Call us at (410)-415-9229 or use our online scheduling tool.

Dr. Ira D. Papel is certified in Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Papel earned his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from Boston University of Medicine. He completed a residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Papel is considered an international expert in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and facial aesthetic surgery.